Blog - Dalkey Book Festival

David McWilliams sat down with one of Dún Laoghaire’s finest and one of the world’s original rock stars to boot, the dynamic activist and legend Bob Geldof .

We’re winding things down with probably the most apt speaker to close this year’s extraordinary festival – Sir Bob Geldof._MCX8357


We are here with the two journalists who have been credited with breaking the biggest scoop of the 21st century. Bastian Obermayer and Gerard Riley have been hailed as the Woodward and Bernstein of this generation after they uncovered this biggest data leak in history with the Panama Papers.


If you’re one of the many people in the country who suffer from anxiety and want to learn more about how to manage it, then listen back to this brilliantly informative talk given by Dr Harry Barry in conversation with author Cathy Kelly earlier this afternoon.

We’re finally getting down and dirty with the topic that has continued to come up all weekend – what the f**k is going on with the US election?


The spitting has turned into a bit more of a downpour here at the Seafront Marquee, bringing out the fragrances of the manicured Dalkey gardens which might be enjoyable if we hadn’t just stepped into a puddle in our canvas shoes.

We’re with the man that the festival has begun to refer to as Dr Skin, aka Sharad Paul.